Mum-of-two Jo Cox was up with her children hours after being elected to Parliament for the first time.

The Labour woman held the Batley & Spen seat which had been vacated by Mike Wood.

Mrs Cox said: “We have increased our majority by 2,000 which we didn’t expect.

“I have fought a really local and positive campaign full of energy and enthusiasm and I think that came across.

“I’m not nervous, I’m honour and humbled to be elected, I appreciate the big challenge ahead, I have two children aged two and four so I am used to the challenge.

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“It has been a tough night for the Labour Party, but Labour has re-built itself from much worse setbacks and I think we need to take the time to listen to what has been said here and in Scotland and reflect on it and then respond.”

The turnout was 64.7% and the other candidates were: Conservative 15,769; Green 1232, Lib Dem 2,396; UKIP 9,080, PSP 53, TUSC, 12.